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Controlling Anger

The Moral : Anger is like a knife — one of the most dangerous weapons. When you use it, the wounds will heal, but the scars remain. Once, there was a young boy. This boy had problems controlling his anger. When he got angry, he would say the first thing that came to mind, even if it affected people. One day, his father gifted him a hammer and a bundle of nails, then said, “Whenever you get mad, hammer a nail into the backyard fence.” In...

The Bundle of Sticks

The Moral : There’s strength in unity. Once upon a time, there was an old man who lived in a village with his three sons. Although his three sons were hard workers, they quarreled all the time. The old man tried to unite them but failed. Months passed by, and the old man became sick. He asked his sons to remain united, but they failed to listen to him. At that moment, the old man decided to teach them a lesson — to forget their differences...

A Glass of Milk

The Moral : No good deed goes unrewarded. There once was a poor boy who spent his days going door-to-door selling newspapers to pay for school. One day, as he was walking his route, he started feeling low and weak. The poor boy was starving, so he decided to ask for food when he came to the next door. The poor boy asked for food but was denied every time, until he reached the door of a girl. He asked for a glass of water, but seeing his poor...

The Farmer and the Well

The Moral : Cheating will not get you anything. If you cheat, you’ll pay soon enough. One day, a farmer was looking for a water source for his farm, when he bought a well from his neighbor. The neighbor, however, was cunning. The next day, as the farmer came to draw water from his well, the neighbor refused to let him take any water. When the farmer asked why, the neighbor replied, “I sold you the well, not the water,” and walked away....

The Proud Rose

Once upon a time, in a desert far away, there was a rose who was so proud of her beautiful looks. Her only complaint was growing next to an ugly cactus. Every day, the beautiful rose would insult and mock the cactus on his looks, all while the cactus remained quiet. All the other plants nearby tried to make the rose see sense, but she was too swayed by her own looks. One scorching summer, the desert became dry, and there was no water left for...

Accident with a happy ending

When Frank’s wife had a car accident, she was so injured that she fell into a coma. Years passed but Frank did not stop visiting his wife at the hospital. Even though almost everyone – including the doctors – had given up hope, he remained faithful that she would one day recover. Every time he visited her, he began talking to her, recounting all those beautiful moments they spend with each other. One day, when he showed her the video of...

A well-deserved prom night

Alex and his grandmother always had a unique bond with each other. He would spend hours with her, listening to his grandmother’s stories of a lifetime. She once told him that she had met his grandfather a long time after graduating from high school. This was also the reason why she was never asked out to go to prom. When the day of Alex’s prom had arrived, his grandmother was so excited for him. She had watched him save money for months so...

The Painting

In a small village in Kerala ( India), there lived a young 25 year old man. He was a painter and drew as per his visualization. Due to his amazing imagination he was famous and people loved him for his work. He was humble and well spoken. One day, as he was painting, he visualized a beautiful woman. He painted her. Few days later when he had his exhibition, he put across the woman's painting too. He could not believe his eyes that the lady whom...

Nancy

This is a story of a girl called Nancy. At the age of 5, Nancy lost her mother and her father took care of her. Years passed by Nancy grew into a charming girl. On her 18th birthday Nancy's father decided to surprise her with a birthday party and decided to call all her friends and cousins. As the birthday plans were happening, Nancy decided to surprise her father by introducing her love, George to him on her 18th birthday. A tragedy happened...

Eternal Love

Who doesn’t enjoy reading inspiring short love stories from all over the world? After all, life writes the most beautiful love stories possible. And if its a good ending then the story makes more sense and leaves a feeling within us. This is a story of an orphan girl called Siya. A young girl working as a nurse/caretaker in a nearby NGO-An old age home. Life for her was normal like any other normal person. She would enjoy serving the needy...

11 Short Indian Mythological Stories With Morals For Kids

Indian mythological stories are an excellent way to teach important moral values to children. In this post, a list of mythological stories for kids to read and learn some important life lessons. 1. The valiant Abhimanyu Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and Subhadra. When Subhadra was pregnant with Abhimanyu, Arjuna, one of the five Pandava brothers, decided to tell his wife about the Chakravyuh war technique. Arjuna narrated to...